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into law have failed anyway if you hadn't? >> there is no question but that a number of places where we went in and invest it, we were investing in an enterprise that was in trouble. with the future was very much in doubt for it and we invested in one business that lost 50 or $60 million more the year before we invested and a lot of people didn't want to touch it. we were able to go in there with the current management team, helped get the business back on track. the managers' training but they were able to turn it around as a success and it is still around today doing quite well. provides jobs for a lot of people. the idea that somehow making a business profitable is different than helping people is really a foreign idea because the whole american free enterprise system is associated with creating success, making business is profitable. they can hire more people and growth. every investment that i made while i was responsible for an investment firm, every investment was designed to help the business grow and to become more successful. >> up next, one of my most frustrating interviews.
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to begin with. >> rush limbaugh did call a law student a prostitute for wanting to have insurance cover for her contraception and i presume you wouldn't be that as either entertaining. >> of course, not. as i said before. again, and i am not going to stand -- i don't want to spend my time talking about how we can grow the economy. what i would like to talk about it is governor romney out there for almost a year telling the people that republican primary that he never advocated that romney care would be a federal model. he never advocated for an individual mandate that a government that the federal level require people to buy insurance. and now we find on several occasions in the past week article after article, interview after interview where governor romney tested that in 2009. to me that is offensive. >> is he a liar then? >> this goes to the snobbish issue, which is she clearly did not tell the truth. you don't necessarily go and accuse the person on a personal level. you describe the action. i did and accurately described governor romney did not tell the truth to the republicans at
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does that and if it becomes law, it provides certainty to our tax code which would help our economy. yet mr. speaker, we also know a certainty it fails to address the mortal threat facing our country, uncontrolled spending. it fails to reflect the balanced approach that was advocated by our president. so we find ourselves again with a bill that reflects not financial wisdom, but the seductive spirit that pervades this town. >> we're going into a new year as the first generation who did not ask the question what can we do, what can we sacrifice to make future generations have a better life than we have. instead, we ask how much can we eek up taxes a little bit so that we can keep spending, 58 cents, to get a dollar's worth of wasteful bloated government. so that our children and grandchildren can pay 42 cents of every dollar that we waste on ourselves. is that any way to start the new year? we're taking up a bill that will not do anything to cut spending. i'm embarrassed for this generation. >> clearly a lot of dissatisfaction on capitol hill. no matter what goes down there today, yo